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NEXT.TV(TM) Announces Revolutionary New Cross-Platform Internet TV Portal and Video Social Community

Service to Launch With Over 100 Channels and Thousands of Movies With Innovative Social Community That Allows Users to Customize

PALM SPRINGS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/29/08 -- DEMO 2008 -- Today, NEXT.TV(TM) is announcing its revolutionary new web application of its Internet television service NEXT.TV at DEMO 2008 in the Demonstrator Pavilion, Sponsor Networking Lounge. NEXT.TV users will be able to enjoy hit TV shows, movies, music videos, shorts, documentaries and much more. Launching with over 100 channels, NEXT.TV features programming across all genres including comedy, drama, cartoons, sports and science fiction. Channels and programs available on NEXT.TV will vary by geographic region and include programming from around the world allowing viewers to experience global television. NEXT.TV channels include CBS, Hearst, HSN, TV Guide, Showtime, Endemol, Fremantle, National Lampoon, Comedy Time, Reality.TV, March Entertainment, Synthesis, Movieola, Soma, Yoga Journal, Fun Little Movies, BoomJ and more as well as International channels from over 40 countries around the world including TV Galega (Brazil), Canel 9 (Chile), ABTV5 Thailand, India TV (India), Canal Vasco (Spain), GTV (Israel) and KBC (Kenya). NEXT.TV can be accessed with a wired or wireless broadband Internet connection and offers broadcast-quality content to viewers for free.

"Just as the dawn of cable and satellite revolutionized broadcast television, NEXT.TV introduces a new era of television distribution leveraging the power and reach of the Internet," said Rex Wong, CEO of NEXT.TV. "Never has so much content on a global scale been available to users with the freedom and usability of NEXT.TV."

NEXT.TV also offers users a choice on how they want to acquire and consume their entertainment content. NEXT.TV offers thousands of free, ad-supported TV and video titles. In addition, users have the option to rent or buy higher quality, downloadable ad-free versions of many titles as well as thousands of movies from major studios such as 20th Century Fox, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Miramax, New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures, Sony, and Warner Bros., through a partnership with CinemaNow. NEXT.TV will also offer hundreds of hours of HD content.

NEXT.TV is the first cross-platform entertainment content network and will be available on PCs and Macs via the NEXT.TV Web portal as well as on millions of Hewlett-Packard consumer notebooks and on mobile and portable devices. Additional consumer electronics, portable and mobile devices will be announced in coming months.

NEXT.TV also features a comprehensive social network community built around the enjoyment of digital entertainment. Users can create profiles highlighting their favorite entertainment content, blog and video blog, upload videos and photos, find friends and groups, contact and message other users, share, vote, rate, comment and much more. One of the most innovative features on the NEXT.TV community is the ability for NEXT.TV users to create their own TV station and profit. Instead of media companies telling users what they should see, users now have control to create the TV programming lineup they want to watch and broadcast it for the world to see. On NEXT.TV, users can pick and choose content from NEXT.TV channels and program their own personalized channels. They can then invite other users to come and watch their TV station while sharing in the resulting advertising revenue. For the first time, users will now be able to take part in the distribution and monetization of media.

The NEXT.TV service is currently shipping on millions of HP Pavillion consumer notebooks. The NEXT.TV web portal site is available in private beta immediately and launches to the public in March 2008.

About NEXT.TV

NEXT.TV is a next generation Internet TV and IPTV service and social network delivering hundreds of channels and thousands of TV and movie titles to Web, PCs, TVs, mobiles and portables and features a social network community where users can create profiles highlighting their favorite entertainment and media content plus they can upload, share, vote, message, video blog, blog, find friends and much more. The NEXT.TV service is available on the Internet at www.next.tv plus millions of HP consumer notebooks, Netgear networking products and a wide range of other consumer electronic products.

For more information, please visit www.next.tv.

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